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Summary

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny.... 

Where do you see yourself in five years?  

Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she's well on her way to fulfilling her life goals.  

That night Dannie falls asleep only to wake up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger and in the company of a very different man. The TV is on in the background and she can just make out the date. It's the same night - December 15th - but 2025, five years in the future. 

It was just a dream, she tells herself when she wakes, but it felt so real.... 

Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind. 

That is, until four and a half years later, when Dannie turns down a street and there, standing on the corner, is the man from her dream.... 

In Five Years is a love story, brimming with joy and heartbreak. But it is definitely not the love story you're expecting.  

©2020 Rebecca Serle (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic reviews

"What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!" (Beth O'Leary, author of Sunday Times best seller The Flatshare)

"I loved In Five Years. A beautiful, intelligent story about friendships and love." (Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times best-selling author of After the End)

"I read it in one late night. Very, very clever. And lovely. The end is exactly what it should be." (Anstey Harris, author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton)

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Not what you expected

Lovely book. Real people. Real friends. Real life. Honest and emotional people. This could be so true

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Hooked from the start then laughed and cried

I was hooked from the first chapter, Really enjoyed it, I laughed at parts and other had me emotional. Really good audiobook. Looking forward to more from Rebecca Serle.

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Tough love true friendship

It takes a true friend to open your eyes even if you do not want to see the truth. I enjoyed a holiday weekend reading this book in the garden.

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This book had me hooked!

Couldn’t stop listening to this book, beautiful novel which challenged my thinking and perceptions on love.

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captivating!!

Really enjoyable read! Kept me on edge throughout the whole of the story, the happiness, the sadness, the ending.... how it all happened.... gripping.... would read again thank you

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Beautiful and not in a way expected

It’s so easy to become totally invested in the characters, the way the plot develops from the opening chapters makes you anticipate the ending only for it to be spun in a heartbreakingly beautiful and unexpected way. Will be telling everyone I know to read it

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Unexpected

Slow to start; seemed predictable until it wasn't. A different kind of love story. Appreciated.

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The idea had potential. Felt no connection with characters. Listing foods, take outs etc is not interesting.

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Good book

Listend as audiobook. really enjoyed the story, unfortunately I found the narrator a bit annoying

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I was in tears.

loved it. was happy that I couldn't pretermine the flow. the cancer bit had me.

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  • 11-04-20

I couldn’t stop listening!

This book made me all warm and fuzzy inside. It a world where we are on constant rat races, this just gives you perspective that sometimes you just have to let go and let things unfold ❤️